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01 nov
Temporary reduction in the availability of food services airside zone at YQB from November 1 to December 11, 2017

Québec City, October 31, 2017. – To facilitate the construction of a corridor between the new terminal and existing infrastructures, the restaurant L'Alititude at the Québec City Jean Lesage International Airport (YQB) will close completely on November 1, 2017.

24 sep
A First in Canada - Americas Aviation Industry to gather at YQB

Québec City, September 24, 2017 – Québec City Jean Lesage International Airport (YQB) is set to host Routes Americas 2019, the aviation industry’s top international forum.

04 jul
YQB to offer its passengers a new and improved retail environment

Québec City, July 5, 2017 – When the new international terminal building opens next December, the retail space in the new infrastructures at Québec City Jean Lesage International Airport (YQB) will be operated by four concession holders.

01 mar
Our 15th year of growth built on trust

Québec City, March 2, 2017 – Aéroport de Québec inc. (AQi) board chair André Fortin and president and CEO Gaëtan Gagné today released the company’s 2016 Annual Report at the AQi Annual General Meeting.

For the fifteenth straight year, 2016 saw significant growth but also an unparalleled level of trust in our organization and ongoing projects on the part of passengers and the general public.

13 feb
Up to 70 additional flights per week — A plus for passengers

Québec City, February 13, 2017 – Aéroport de Québec inc. (AQi) is very pleased with WestJet’s decision to add up to 70 additional flights per week to and from Québec City (YQB). This decision has strengthened WestJet’s position and made it more competitive while meeting the needs of passengers in the greater Québec City area.

12 dec
YQB U.S. customs preclearance facility takes a new stride forward

Quebec, December 12, 2016 –  The U.S. customs preclearance opportunity has taken a major step forward with the United States Congress adopting a bill that will facilitate its implementation.

This critical step results from the March 10, 2016, meeting between American President Barack Obama and Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau when they “committed to make our borders more open and more secure”, notably by expanding preclearance at Jean Lesage International Airport in Quebec City.

08 sep
75 Years Serving Regional Development

Québec City, September 8, 2016 – The Québec City Jean-Lesage International Airport (YQB) celebrates its 75th anniversary this year. Building on its 75-year history of serving the people of greater Québec City, YQB has great things in store, including the ongoing YQB 2018 expansion project and the recently announced plans for a U.S. preclearance center.

18 jun
The main runway is fully operational once again

Québec City, June 18, 2016. – Québec City Jean Lesage International Airport (YQB) has had to carry out runway repairs to ensure the safety of all passengers. The runway intersection repairs were completed during the night of Friday to Saturday, and the main runway became fully operational on Saturday, June 18, 2016, a day before the original deadline. The airport remained open and operational for airlines and passengers throughout the repairs.

08 jun
Québec City Jean Lesage International Airport to be even more competitive

Québec City, June 8, 2016 – Aéroport de Québec inc. (AQi) welcomes the Québec government’s newly tabled Bill 109, which, in addition to granting the City of Québec new powers in its role as capital city, modernizes the airport authority’s Payments in Lieu of Taxes (PILT) system to align with practices elsewhere in the country.

10 mar
Aéroport de Québec inc. hails Canada-US agreement on U.S. preclearance center at YQB

Québec City, March 10, 2016 –  Aéroport de Québec inc. (AQi) welcomes the agreement announced today between the Canadian and U.S. governments for the construction of a U.S. preclearance center at Québec City Jean Lesage International Airport (YQB), after 15 years of determined efforts.

The new facility will change the face of YQB by considerably reducing connection times to the U.S. while at the same time driving economic development in the Greater Québec City Area and the surrounding regions.